lamp stand makeover

Miss Mustard Seed’s blog was one of the first blogs i began following. 6 years later i have finally gotten a chance to play with her milk paint. This is the second piece of furniture i have painted with this eco, odour-free paint, but the first I’ve photographed. Voila!

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This vintage lamp stand is a bit of a family heirloom on hubby’s side and i’ve always loved it’s shape but felt a bit ho-hum about the dark wood. When it fell apart i had an excuse to give it a makeover.

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A good sandpapering gave me sore arms and took me 2 hours.

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I didn’t worry about the varnish left in the cracks, i didn’t want the milk paint to adhere everywhere anyway.

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Some glue, three coats of milk paint, more sanding plus a coat of furniture wax and a new op shopped lampshade in white and i am done. And I’m pleased with it. The colour is Miss Mustard Seed’s Eulalie’s Sky, bought from the Australian retailer I Restore Stuff.

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Milk paint is not as easy to use as every tutorial i have seen makes it out to be (will blog about that another time) but the finish feels like nothing i’ve ever felt. It is extraordinarily smooth, so if you are tactile you will adore it.

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